September 13 - November 3
Opened in the Overture Center in downtown Madison in September 2004, the James Watrous Gallery is named after artist and art historian James Watrous (1908-1999), one of the most influential and beloved figures in Wisconsin visual art. Watrous taught art history and art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1934 to 1976 where he helped shape the departments of art history and art and mentored many students who went on to great accomplishments. He is known as "the father of the Elvehjem" for his pivotal role in establishing the Elvehjem Museum of Art (now the Chazen Museum of Art). Watrous also created many works of art in public spaces, including the Paul Bunyan Murals in the UW-Madison Memorial Union.
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’s 2016 formal gala, held at the Museum, will get to The Art of the Matter! An evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing celebrates CAM’s groundbreaking exhibitions, high-quality arts education, support of local artists, and far-reaching impact on the St. Louis community. In partnership with virtual auction house Paddle8, CAM also presents a silent auction at the gala, featuring the work of over 75 celebrated and emerging artists in a variety of media, including:
Caroline Achaintre, Shiva Ahmadi, Maximilian Arnold, Alaa Awad, Conor Backman, Kristin Baker, Leon Benn, Michal Bohdankiewicz, Ry David Bradley, Jared Buckhiester, Jaqueline Cedar, Joshua Citarella, Dan Colen, Bethany Collins, Hunter Creel, Zuzanna Czebatul, Violet Dennison, Michael Dotson, Nicole Eisenman, Cecile B. Evans, Josh Faught, Andrew Gbur, Ron Gorchoy, Chris Hood, Cody Hoyt, KAWS, Lucy Kim, Brian Kokoska, Paul Kremer, Rachel LaBine, Zachary Leener, Sofia Leiby, Eric Mack, Nikki Maloof, Eddie Martinez, Servane Mary, Yoshitomo Nara, Matteo Negri, William J. O’Brien, John Jerome O’Connor, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Margaux Ogden, Nadia Haji Omar, Joyce Pensato, Wong Ping, Bayne Peterson, Sean Phetsarath, Heather Phillipson, Gabriel Pionkowski, Valerie Piraino, Przemek Pyszczek, Neil Raitt, Sean Raspet, Zach Reini, Retna, Alona Rodeh, Brian Rochefort, Nicola Samori, Max Hooper Schneider, Arlene Shechet, Lui Shtini, Mark Soo, Invader, Kyle Staver, Ezra Tessler, Mickalene Thomas, Victor-John Villanueva, Nicole Wittenberg, and Jesse Wine.
The Wisconsin Triennial represents the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s much anticipated and celebrated survey of current directions in Wisconsin visual art. The 2013 Triennial—the latest in an ongoing series of triennials and biennials presented by the museum since 1978—is on view in the museum's lobby, State Street Gallery, New Media Gallery, main galleries, and rooftop sculpture garden through January 5, 2014. A cornerstone of MMoCA's exhibition programming, the Triennial captures the richness and variety of artistic practice across the state and showcases emergent trends in the larger contemporary art world.
Painting is far from static. Styles, forms, boundaries and mediums resist limitation, making the practice full and exciting. This singular exhibition showcases paintings created throughout the nation, introducing viewers to the creative producers of today. Artists include Mark Bowers, Gregory Euclide, Carlos Fragoso, Daniel Gerwin, Eli Halpern, Robert Jessup, the late Steven MacGowan, Susan Michod, Lorri Ott, Gabriel Pionkowsi, Preetika Rajgariah, Celeste Rapone, Andrew Rogers, Adam Scott and Hollis Brown Thornton.